Easy Meatloaf Sliders

Meatloaf Sliders
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray
Prep: 18 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 53 mins
Servings: 6 to 9 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
565 Calories
18g Fat
65g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 9
Amount per serving
Calories 565
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 948mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 227mg 17%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 517mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you like meatloaf sandwiches, you will love these flavorful meatloaf sliders. The mini meatloaves are baked either in burger form or in muffin cups and then they're served with slider buns and your favorite toppings.

The ground beef mixture is mixed with a variety of simple seasonings you probably have in your pantry. Use your favorite barbecue sauce in the ground beef mixture or use ketchup or chili sauce. 

I used a food processor to make the bread crumbs and mince the onions and peppers. Serve the meatloaf sliders in purchased slider buns or make my homemade slider buns


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 85 to 90 percent lean

  • 1 1/2 cups soft fresh breadcrumbs

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 medium onion, finely minced

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce

  • 18 bun slider buns

For the Optional Toppings

  • 36 slices dill pickle, optional, for garnish

  • Cooked bacon,cut into 1-inch pieces, optional, for garnish

  • 4 ounces cheese, sliced, optional, for garnish

  • Tomato slices, optional, for garnish

  • Lettuce leaves, optional, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Spray 18 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, finely minced onion and bell pepper, thyme, black pepper, salt, egg, and 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce. Mix well until ingredients are thoroughly blended. 

  3. Using a 1/4-cup measure, pack 1/4 cup of the meat mix in each muffin cup, or place on the foil lined baking sheet and flatten slightly to a burger shape. 

  4. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until cooked through. The meatloaves should register at least 165 F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a mini meatloaf. Brush each mini meatloaf with a little barbecue sauce.

  5. Cut the cheese slices into quarters, if using. Top the sliders with cheese and return to the oven; bake just until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes longer.

  6. Remove from the oven and let stand for about 10 minutes. Split the slider buns and toast if desired. Assemble the sliders with a mini meatloaf and toppings of choice. 

  7. Makes 18 mini meatloaves, about 2 ounces each.

Expert Tips

  • If you can't find slider buns, use pull-apart dinner rolls. King's Hawaiian Rolls are just the right size for sliders.Pull them apart and slice them horizontally.

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